Bug#154468: dpkg-dev: dpkg-buildpackage could make building debug versions easier
I often use apt-get source + dpkg-buildpackage to build a debugging
version of a package so that I can investigate bugs with full debugging
symbols. And I never can remember what is the name of the environment
variable that you have to set to achieve it (DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS). It
would be nice if it were mentioned in dpkg-buildpackage manual page
somewhere. It would be even better if dpkg-buildpackage supported an
option --debug-build or something that would automatically export
to the build process.
BTW the manual page could also mention fakeroot in the discussion of -r
flag. I was under the impression that fakeroot is the preferred one.
It also can help catch some packaging errors, like trying to install
something under /bin instead of .../debian/tmp/bin.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux mg 2.4.18 #1 Wed Apr 24 20:17:10 EET 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=lt_LT
Versions of packages dpkg-dev depends on:
ii binutils 220.127.116.11.14-1 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii cpio 2.5-1 GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii make 3.79.1-14 The GNU version of the "make" util
ii patch 2.5.4-11 Apply a diff file to an original
ii perl [perl5] 5.6.1-7 Larry Wall's Practical Extraction
ii perl-modules 5.6.1-7 Core Perl modules.
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